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BUFT students organize exhibition of jute goods

A Two-day Jute products exhibition concluded at the campus of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology on Tuesday. The exhibition was organized by the Department of Fashion Designing and Technology (Batch-172) with the support of the university.

Figure 1: Students of the Department of Fashion Designing and Technology (Batch-172) with Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan and Muzaffar U. Siddique.

The exhibition was supervised by Md. Sahabul Islam, Lecturer, Dept. of Textile Engineering, where more than 150 master students put on display their products.

The exhibition, which was inaugurated by the VC (acting) Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan on the first day and special guest was Muzaffar U. Siddique (founder chairman, BOT) and touched its peak on Wednesday as a large number of people, including students from all departments, Faculties and officers and foreign visitors visited the exhibition. The special foreign guest was the State Minister of Trade, the federal republic of Ethiopia.

Figure 2: The dress ‘Holter Neck Gown’ is made of denim and jute.

The objective of the exhibition was to preserve and promote jute products for sustainable environment and fashion style of the modern people. The exhibition also showed the features of jute products dying and printing.

At least 3000 beneficiaries have been visited and talked about a different area of jute products with the organizer batch 172 department of Fashion Designing and Technology.

Ridita Ridi Students of FDT said, Jute is an eco-friendly and environmentally friendly fiber and second most important vegetable fiber after cotton. We can try to developing jute products with our traditional dress and accessories.”

“Recently the Department of Fashion Design and Technology of BUFT is trying to research about Jute products developing. There is a real demand for such fiber if we can have a common platform for the jute value chain that would ensure its reliability, quality and sustainability,” Ridita Ridi continued.

Md. Sahabul Islam expressed, “Jute has many inherent advantages like lustier, high tensile strength, low extensibility, moderate heat and fire resistance and long staple lengths. But now the jute of Bangladesh is passing its hard time and only we can overcome the problem by increasing the use of jute products and diversified design efforts should be there to help the sector grow.”

“Local production of jute seeds is also needed to reduce dependence on low quality imported seed. Hope, good days will come back for jute and jute products,” he concluded.

Diversified jute products including Jute Gown, Jute skirt, Jute bodice, Jute Vest, Jute Shaari, Jute Slides (sandel), Jute bag, Pillow Cover, Laptop Bag, etc were displayed at the exhibition.


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